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Metal"?!?!?! Who the hell do these Japanese clowns
think they are?! That's it. Arm your bombers and get your tanks ready,
coz we're going to wa... No, wait. Now I get it. It's Destroy-Metal,
right? Like when all those bands back in the 80's wanted to come up with
their very own "new" brand of Metal or extra-special image etc.
Well, if we didn't know the language barrier could cause commotion before,
we know it now. Any other reasons to get exited over this EP? Oh yes.
This is one of those "killer-debut/dissappointing-discography"-releases
which so easily gets deported to the Island Of Lost And Forgotten Metal
Gems. After this storming Power Metal attack (the '85 definition), UNITED
treaded the path of bay-area/ANTHRAX-on-their-fucking-skateboards-Thrash
and from there further into the murky swamp of "Modern Groovy Thrash
Metal". They might still be around, but frankly I don't know and
I don't care. Let's just for the moment pretend that they were one of
those one-off single-bands and cherish their moment of true Metal Greatness.
Yes, "Destroy Metal" is one of Japan's highlights of True Metal.
"Sniper" has all the harmonies and class of "..Beast"-era
MAIDEN with the speed and dirt of early TANK or KAT. The chanting in their
theme-song sounds more like "Motörhead!" than "United!",
but me thinks the spotting of Lemmy & co. in the song is anything
but subliminal. "Skill" mops it up nicely in an upbeat NWOBHMy
sort of way with roaring guitars and very likable leads.
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